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Available new from: October 1997  -  January 2004

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (97-04)

Performance

Power150 bhp
Top Speed134 mph
0-60 mph8.2 secs
Torque210 Nm, 155 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions192 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank423 miles

Costs

Used price range£355 - £1,395
See 58 used Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (97-04)s for sale, starting at £499
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
Close
35 mpg
Insurance group29
Annual road tax £270 - £305 See all rates
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£104 - £111
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£208 - £222

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity55 litres
Weight1238kg
Length4149mm
Width2018mm
Height1439mm
Wheelbase2511mm
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors5
Seats5
Luggage Capacity-
Unbraked Towing Weight600kg
Braked Towing Weight1300kg

Engine

Engine Size1781cc
Cylinders4
Valves20
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Gearbox5 Speed
DrivetrainFront wheel drive